Losing out on Sleep Amidst Lockdown? Eggs, Milk can help

Amino acids may be termed protein building blocks. They are small, structural units that combine into the body to form different proteins. There are 20 amino acids that come together to form different proteins that produce hair, nerves, bone matrix, cartilage, enzymes, etc.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 10, 2020 14:54 IST

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Here are some steps to have a good sleep

Celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar says you can equate these amino acids to the alphabets. And just as numerous alphabets combine to form words, numerous amino acids combine to form hair, cartilage, etc.

Among the twenty types among amino acids, nine are considered essential amino acids. That means your body can't manufacture these and they have to be obtained by diet. While boosting muscle growth and development, some amino acids may also help to control sleep, says Nmami Agarwal, a nutritionist.

It's critical to sleep well for your overall health and even weight loss. Let's look at the relationship between the amino acids and sleep.

"Sleep deprivation or disrupted sleep is a common problem. It can be a perfect way to ensure a healthy sleep to correct your diet and increase the amino acid quality of your meals.

Tryptophan is present in nearly all dairy products. You can the following steps to have a good and proper sleep

  1. Drink a glass or a cup of milk as a late-night snack 

  2. Eat your dinner with a dairy product like paneer

Glycine: Your body can produce glycine alone, but it can also be obtained from foods such as fish, eggs, legumes, and dairy products.

Glutamine: Glutamine is an amino acid, where your body can generate but it is also conditionally necessary, meaning your body's demand for it can increase in some circumstances.

Theanine: L-theanine is a type of non-essential amino acid which means that your body can produce it alone but can also be obtained via certain foods

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